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The content of this post does not reflect my true opinion of my son’s school teacher. I absolutely adore and admire her. This post represents my own insecurities as a working mom attempting a school project at home with my son. Dear Maestra, I want to start by telling you how much I love you. […]
“I don’t like school and I hate to read!” My second grader sobbed as I sat at the kitchen table and watched helplessly as giant tears dripped on her folded hands. “But reading is wonderful! Why don’t you like it?” I pressed. “Because the words are hard, and the stories I have to read are boring. […]
It is that time of the year again: back to school! How many of us are ready for the routine to begin again? The early mornings, the school lunches, the drops offs and pick ups? The morning madness and the afternoon chaos? I have mixed feelings about it all, but I know it must be […]
While Common Core math has helped my eight-year-old in school, it has exceeded my 40-year-old addition skills. I was in the car with the kids one day, attempting to add double-digit numbers. I vocalized the problem out loud, simultaneously picturing it in my mind’s eye, and vainly attempted to carry figures. My second grader overheard me, […]